PM Modi congratulates Emmanuel Macron, a "friend," on his re-election as President of France.
On Monday morning, Prime Minister Modi turned to Twitter to congratulate Emmanuel Macron on his re-election as President of France.
He added in his tweet, "Emmanuel Macron, my buddy and former President of France, has been re-elected! I am looking forward to continuing to collaborate with you to strengthen the India-France Strategic Partnership."
In Sunday's presidential election in France, Emmanuel Macron easily defeated far-right competitor Marine Le Pen and retained his job.
Macron was on track for a respectable 57.4 percent of the vote with 97 percent of votes counted, according to interior ministry estimates.
He added in his victory address, "Many people in this country voted for me not because they agree with my ideas, but to keep the far-right out. I want to express my gratitude and acknowledge that I will continue to owe them in the future. There will be no one left behind in France."
World leaders congratulated Macron on social media. "Bravo Emmanuel," tweeted European Council President Charles Michel. "We need a strong Europe and a France that is fully committed to a more sovereign and strategic European Union in this turbulent time."
In the early hours of Monday, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky tweeted, "Congratulations to the President and a loyal friend @EmmanuelMacron on the election victory."